Spanish media reports that Juan Carlos Navarro is returning to Europe to play for his former club Barcelona. Despite being among the second five best rookies in NBA, Navarro decided not to continue his NBA career. He signed 5-year contract with Spanish giants which is rumoured to be worth at least 10M Euros.

Juan Carlos Navarro averaged 10.9 points per game in his debut season in NBA. During his Barca career, Navarro won Euroleague in 2003.